1. What is bc short for?


Bc is a popular abbreviation of "because" that is used in text messages and on the web. It is typically seen when a person is explaining something and they have limited time and/or character space.

Although the abbreviation is very popular, it should only be used in informal situations. It is similar to the b/c abbreviation but is more common and requires fewer characters.


I didn't go to class 2day bc I wasn't feeling well
The "bc" abbreviation is very popular when texting
The "bc" abbreviation is very popular when texting

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Updated September 7, 2017
2. What does BC mean as an acronym?

Be cool

BC stands for "be cool," a phrase that means "stay calm" or "calm down." A broseph might tell you to BC when you're stressing over something or look like you might freak out. Or, someone you are having a confrontational conversation with might tell you to BC in hopes of de-escalating a tense situation.

If someone tells you to BC, you may want to take a few deep breaths, count to 10, and remind yourself that YOLO. Whatever you're worked up or nervous about, it's likely NBD.


BC, it's not a BFD
Don't tell me to BC, bro. I'll see you in the parking lot

When your friends tell you to BC, don't do this

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Updated October 5, 2020
3. What does BC mean regarding books?

Back cover

BC is an acronym referring to the back cover of a book up for sale on eBay and other online sales sites. The back cover may contain images, text, or both about an author, book reviews, etc.

For example, you may be perusing a book for sale online, and the description says, "See BC for more information about the author." Or, you might message a potential buyer, "Here's a pic of the book's bc."

The BC acronym is somewhat obscure. Therefore, people who use it will likely confuse others unless they are very familiar with book sales and auction sites.


Used book for sale! See BC below
Will check it out!

Hiding behind a book's BC

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Updated November 13, 2023
4. Which WoW expansion is BC?

The Burning Crusade

The Burning Crusade (BC) is the first expansion to World of Warcraft (WoW), a popular (MMORPG) franchise. BC introduced new features to WoW, including two new playable character races and battlegrounds.

Blizzard Entertainment released WoW in 2004, and it quickly became one of the most popular MMORPG games ever. General gameplay revolves around a player controlling a character that interacts with other real or non-player characters (NPCs) as they explore a world, fight monsters, and complete quests.

WoW is available as a paid subscription and supports purchasable expansions that introduce new plots, characters, and other features. Players do not need to purchase the expansions to play WoW, but most do.

When was The Burning Crusade released?

Blizzard Entertainment released the BC expansion on January 16, 2007. It is just the first expansion of many for WoW. Here is the full list as of 2022:

  • Burning Crusade (BC) - Released in January 2007
  • Wrath of the Lich King (WOTLK) - Released in November 2008
  • Cataclysm (cata) - Released in December 2010
  • Mists of Pandaria (MOP) - Released in September 2012
  • Warlords of Draenor (WOD) - Released in November 2014
  • Legion - Released in August 2016
  • Battle for Azeroth (BFA) - Released in August 2018
  • Shadowlands - Released in November 2020


I think Blood Elves were the best new WoW content added with BC
The Burning Crusade WoW expansion
The Burning Crusade WoW expansion

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Updated January 31, 2022

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